Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon

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When 12-year-old Daniel appears at Dark Creek ranch, the owner, Matt, takes him in. But this is Texas, 1861, the Civil War is raging and soon Matt leaves to join up. Accompanied by an elderly Mexican cowhand, No-head Nolan, an eccentric vaquero, Beto and Matt's daughter, Daniel is left to drive the cattle along the Shawnee Trail 680 miles to Kansas. It is a hazardous journey, across flooded rivers, through dangerous Indian territory, and facing ruthless banditos - this is the story of that incredible trip. A vividly drawn, historical adventure from this Booker shortlisted author
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552550019
  • 9780552550017
  • 1,157,087

About Martin Booth

An internationally known and admired writer and biographer, Martin Booth was also an acclaimed novelist - his THE INDUSTRY OF SOULS having been shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize. His penultimate book was CANNABIS: A HISTORY, and he died in February 2004 shortly after completing GWEILO.
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"A great atmospheric read that is unputdownable, full of gritty adventure and danger and so vividly described"
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'By nightfall, young Daniel, you ain't gonna be no En'lish lad no more. You'll be a one-hun'red-per-cent, dyed-in-th'-wool Texas cowhand.'

Lost and alone, 12-year old Daniel rides out of the Texas brush and finds himself at Dark Creek ranch. The owner, Matt, takes him in but with the Civil War raging Matt soon leaves to join the Confederate troops. Accompanied by Matt's daughter, Trinity, cowhands No-Head Nolan and Beto, Daniel is left to drive the fifty head of cattle 680 miles along the trail to Kansas. But murderous hide rustlers, dangerous card sharps and a ruthless band of outlaws lie between them and their destination. This is the story of their incredible journey.

A vividly drawn adventure from this Booker shortlisted author.
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